Dialog Extra for June 15, 2009
June 15th, 2009 - Filed under: Dialog Extra
CAMPUS PAVING PROJECTS – Parking areas surrounding Rose Administration Building will be closed for extensive paving work beginning June 20. The contractor will begin grinding off two inches of pavement on June 20-21. The new paving will begin on June 23 and be complete by June 26.
Campus Drive from the intersection of McCorvey Drive east to the Ridgecrest South construction entrance will be closed on June 27 and 28 for paving repairs.
The Ferguson Parking Lot will be partially closed from June 29-July 2, 2009. One half of the lot will be accessible for parking at all times.
Hackberry Lane from the Biology Building to the intersection of Campus Drive will be closed from July 3-6.
Old Hackberry Lane adjacent to Riverside Residence Hall will be closed from July 8-12 for extensive paving repairs.
EARLY COLLEGE - This summer, the University will pilot UA Early College, its newest program for high school students who want to earn college credit, save on tuition and work toward automatic admission to the University. The program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 grade point average and a recommendation from their high school counselor, principal or home school agent. Freshman-level courses are taught online, and students are mentored during the program. Students can earn up to 30 hours of college credit that is accepted at all public colleges and universities in Alabama. A one-day orientation for rising juniors and seniors and their parents will be held Saturday, July 11, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center. Dependents of UA employees who qualify for the tuition benefit receive half-price tuition plus the Early College scholarship. For more information, visit uaearlycollege.ua.edu or contact Dr. Cheree Causey at 348-7083 or email@example.com.
SUMMER FAMILY MAKEOVER - The new Summer Family Makeover program from UA’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, aimed at inspiring UA employees and their families to live healthier lives, will kick off with a fun-filled launch at the University’s outdoor pool complex on Thursday, June 18, 4-7 p.m. The free six-week program includes nutritional counseling, weekly tips, daily food and activity logs, and connections to additional campus resources, as well as weekly prize drawings. A grand prize family trip will be awarded to the winner of a short essay contest at the program’s end. Summer Family Makeover is limited to the first 50 families of UA employees to register. For more information, contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at 348-0077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCOVERY SERIES INSTRUCTORS NEEDED – The Discovery Series, non-credit classes open to the UA and Tuscaloosa communities, is looking to add new classes in the fall and is seeking instructors. Discovery Series instructors shares their hobbies, passions or talents while earning extra money. Persons interested in becoming an instructor should fill out the application survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB2299VGJAWMS. For more information, contact Natalie Crawford at 310-2994.
SECAC GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – Applications for the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC) Global Leadership Scholarship to Queen’s University in Belfast can be picked up from 135 B.B. Comer Hall. Application deadline is Aug. 27. Minimum requirements are as follows: UA student in good standing (domestic or international); 3.0 GPA; sophomore, junior or senior standing; interest in a community service project. For more information, contact Sharon H. Le at 348-5256.
WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK – Weight Watchers at Work will begin a new 12-week series June 18-Sept. 3. The group will meet every Thursday, 12:15-1 p.m., in 401 Gorgas Library. The cost is $120, payable in three checks of $40 each by June 18. Linda Achterhof is the Weight Watchers leader. For more information, please contact Beth Holley at 348-1493.
MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE – Effective July 24, the federal minimum wage will increase from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour. To coincide with the beginning of the payroll period, the University will implement the new minimum wage effective July 12. This new minimum wage applies to all employees, including student employees. If you have questions, please contact the human resources department at 348-7732.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
MONDAY, JUNE 15
Camp Cash, June 15-26, 1-5 p.m., Doster Hall
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
Employee Benefits Orientation, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Microsoft Excel 2007, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., A-342 Gordon Palmer Hall
Alive @ 25 Training, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 101-F Student Services Center
Assigning Video and Multimedia Projects, 2-3:30 p.m., A-203 Gordon Palmer Hall
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
WellBama, 7:30-11 a.m., Gordon Palmer Hall
Crucial Conversations, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Southern College Health Association Summer Nurses Conference, June 17-19, Hotel Capstone
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
Manager’s Guide to Progressive Discipline and Documentation, June 18, 8:30-10 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
2009 Summer Enrichment Workshop, June 8-26, 8-11:30 a.m., Matthews Elementary School
Farmers Market, each Thursday through September, 3-6 p.m., Canterbury Episcopal Church lawn
Saturdays in the Park, Saturdays in June, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Moundville Archaeological Park
Basics of Grammar and Punctuation, June 22, 3-4 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration
First Level Supervision Series, June 22-24, 8:30-11:30 a.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Crucial Conversations, June 25 and 26, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
Professional Development Series: Effective Communication Techniques and Skills, June 29, 1-4:30 p.m., G-54 Rose Administration Building
WORTH QUOTING – “Perhaps it is not the hallowed ground of a Gettysburg, but it opens a window into the past, revealing a panorama of what the human heart is capable of feeling and doing, for great evil and for great good.” Dr. Lawrence Clayton, UA history professor, excerpt from the book “The Search for Mabila: The Decisive Battle Between Hernando de Soto and Chief Tascalusa” as referenced in a Tuscaloosa News article about the book hitting the shelves this month.
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